High School Student
Art School Admissions Portfolio
I’m a junior in high school from California. My interests are primarily art and oil painting, design, and computer science. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, and I took basic art classes from second grade until fifth grade. However, I continued painting and drawing at home after discontinuing classes and I feel that the years I’ve spent doing art on my own have been the most instrumental in my skills as an artist now.
As a second semester junior, I’m beginning to complete my art portfolio for college but I feel that I’m lacking certain elements such as different styles, a concentration, etc. I would like feedback on how I can improve the works I currently have and especially on what more to include and how to diversify my portfolio if necessary.
Many of the works I have now are slightly outdated and I want to start painting more now, but I don’t know what type of works I should have. It would be very helpful if I could get an idea of the types of artworks to add to my portfolio that would best demonstrate my skills.
My short term goal as an artist is to have a completed art portfolio that showcases my best work. In the long term, I hope to pursue joint computer science and art programs in college and use my skills as an artist in my future career (i.e. app designer, user interface designer etc.)”